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Underwater secrets of first ship sunk in World War One

The HMS Amphion sank on 6 August 1914 off Essex. Credit: Imperial War Museum

A shipwreck off the coast of Harwich has inspired a team of divers from Ipswich to venture beneath the waves to discover the secret of the first ship to be sunk in the First World War.

The HMS Amphion sank on 6 August 1914, just 36 hours after hostilities started. It claimed the lives of 132 men.

She sank a German ship that was laying mines but as she was sailing home one of the mines exploded and she too sank

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu


Bronze Age homes unearthed in East Anglian Fens

Archaeologists working in the Cambridgeshire Fens have uncovered what could the best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings ever found in Britain.

The large, circular houses at Must Farm at Whittlesey near Peterborough stood on stilts over a river 3,000 years ago.

Bronze Age homes which have been buried for 3,000 years have been unearthed near Peterborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's not the first time archaeological finds of world importance have been unearthed in the Anglia region, which has provided rich pickings for history hunters.

  • In the 1930s the famous Sutton Hoo burial ground was unearthed, it's now believed that it could have been the last resting place of the Anglo Saxon King Raedwald.
  • In 1998 the Sea Henge site was uncovered in Holme next the Sea in North Norfolk, it was an important ceremonial site during the bronze age.
  • In 2014 fossilised footprints were found on the Norfolk coast. They are around 900,000 years old and belong to the first humans to settle in northern Europe.

Click below to watch a report on what's been dubbed Britain's Pompeii from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Kinsley


ITV News Anglia has a new look: Watch the studio under construction

You may have noticed that ITV News Anglia has a new look.

The nightly news programme for the East of England has a brand-new set to bring ITV News Anglia into line with the rest of the ITV network news.

If you want to see how it was all done, then click below to watch a short clip showing the studio being constructed.

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